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    Tilapia (great for dieting or not??)


    Wanted to get everyones feedback and opinions on Tilapia!!!! WE all eat it.. How great is it really for Dieting ect.... Is it the secret to thinner skin during contest prep? Is the nutritional value really that great? Lets hear it guys....
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    Tilapia nutrition

    Tilapia (cooked, dry heat), 3.5 oz (100g)

    Calories: 128 kcal
    Protein: 26 g
    Carbohydrate: 0 g
    Total Fat: 3 g
    Saturated fat: 1 g
    Unsaturated fat: 2 g
    Transfat: 0 g
    Cholesterol: 57 mg
    Fiber: 0 g

    It appears that tilapia provides a good amount of protein and less calories. In addition, it doesn't contain carbs

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    I love tilapia when dieting down. I eat it a couple times a week. Great amount of protein, low Cal's, omegas, win!!
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    THe problem with talapia is two fold.

    First, in my opinion, it tastes like ass.

    Second, the talapia you buy in the supermarket is farm raised and quite high in omega-6 fatty acids. In fact, you'll get more omega-3s from a bowl of spinach than farm raised talapia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZiR RED View Post
    Second, the talapia you buy in the supermarket is farm raised and quite high in omega-6 fatty acids. In fact, you'll get more omega-3s from a bowl of spinach than farm raised talapia.
    Tilapia isn't high in any kind of fat. There are only 3g per 3.5 oz of fish.

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    Tilapia smells like a hookers wizard sleeve...but ill choke it down when need be lmao
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    If its FRESH....tilapia should not smell bad whatsoever. Also, the main benefit of it is that it is virtually TASTELESS...thats the reason whatever you flavor it with? that is basically what you taste....to me that is a good thing. every so often I want that fishy taste (as in salmon or flounder), that you find in the more fatty fish....but tilapia is good in that its similar to chicken breast. just flavor it and it has almost no fat and tons of protein. those that are getting smelly tilapia that has a strong taste? not sure where you are getting it, but don't get it there anymore. Like previously stated though, TONS of protein and very little calories but doesn't have the greatest amount of omega's since its a very low fat fish......

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    ^^^I was thinking a lot of the same stuff. If you think it's fishy, soak it in a little milk over night and then let it marinade in whatever you choose. I like to use olive oil and whatever seasoning I'm in the mood for.
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    the lack of omega 3's can easily be compensated for, im a big fan of fish year round but stick mostly to salmon wen i diet down alittle

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    I take 5 fish oil caps a day no matter what, so I don't really look to the fish for the omegas....more the protein, and a low calorie source of protein (as opposed to say beef with all that fat, which is good sometimes). But I like to put some lemon juice on it if I have it, or if not then some spray butter....then apply some adobo seasoning, or some bayou-spicy type seasoning since I like heat. too damn much sodium, but it tastes good...then broil it up at about a minute an ounce, careful not to overcook it.

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    I know a few people who really start to see themselves peel away when they switch to an all fish diet. The advantage is that it breaks down quickly and doesnt retain as much water as chicken per say. The last 2 weeks of competition are strictly flounder and tilapia, occasional salmon. It is almost tasteless and odorless which makes it very versatile coking wise and you dont get sick of it too fast.
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    Tilapia eat ****, so it wouldn't be surprising if they smelled like **** too.

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    Fish, is just like p****, if it smells bad .. don't eat it ..

    Tilapia rocks.. easy and fast to cook .. good source of protien, unlimited to what flavors you can get into with it, inexpensive and mixes with anything..
    Stir fry with some veggies and steak makes a great low carb high protien meal...,

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMC USA
    Fish, is just like p****, if it smells bad .. don't eat it ..

    Tilapia rocks.. easy and fast to cook .. good source of protien, unlimited to what flavors you can get into with it, inexpensive and mixes with anything..
    Stir fry with some veggies and steak makes a great low carb high protien meal...,
    I like talapia a lot, ate so much on p-mag, hated p-mag & haven't had fish since
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    I think its a great choice quick and easy and you can buy it cheap. Single serving packets. Throw some lemon and lime zest with pepper and its very easy to digest. Good to woof down!

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    I was kinda going to say the same thing Zir said. Nutritionally speaking, it's pretty empty. But as a lean fish, it'll definitely help you get ripped.

    I actually have only cut down (successfully) once, and I didn't use fish, but the next time I do I'll probably do salmon just because it tastes awesome and has some high quality fat. Plus it's cheap at Sam's Club.

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    We all use it because its cheap and easy.

    I was my leanest on flounder. That mushy **** was eaten 16 oz at a time and I was transparent.

    It sucks the proteins breakdown super quick so it essentially gets over cooked really easy and turns very mushy.

    I ate my fish mush sauce for 6 weeks straight and it paid off as my condition was the best ever.

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    Dude, flounder is amazing! Love it to death.

    There's a chinese buffet in these parts that barely overdoes their food in sauce and breading, and they serve baked flounder. I tear that **** up so hard, I'm talking 3 mountain-pile plates of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattPorter View Post
    We all use it because its cheap and easy.

    I was my leanest on flounder. That mushy **** was eaten 16 oz at a time and I was transparent.

    It sucks the proteins breakdown super quick so it essentially gets over cooked really easy and turns very mushy.

    I ate my fish mush sauce for 6 weeks straight and it paid off as my condition was the best ever.

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    From a nutritional and price standpoint, I would rather eat whiting. Better profile of fatty acids and lower price.

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    I ate tilapia three out of the last 4 days.......and it was good as a muthafukca!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WARBIRDWS6
    I ate tilapia three out of the last 4 days.......and it was good as a muthafukca!
    Wow that's cool enjoy your doubles and fake ass nuggets on the weekend.








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    Quote Originally Posted by AaronJP1 View Post
    Wow that's cool enjoy your doubles and fake ass nuggets on the weekend.








    I eat pizza pretty much every monday....but I got to be in the mood for mcdonalds....only a few times a month.....BlTCH!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WARBIRDWS6

    I eat pizza pretty much every monday....but I got to be in the mood for mcdonalds....only a few times a month.....BlTCH!!!!!!!
    Makes me bloat and hit the John a lot!
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    Quote Originally Posted by AaronJP1 View Post
    Makes me bloat and hit the John a lot!
    What? Pizza or McDonalds?
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    Quote Originally Posted by prld2gr8ns

    What? Pizza or McDonalds?
    Both kinda
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    Quote Originally Posted by AaronJP1 View Post
    Both kinda
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    Had tilapia today with sweet potato and cauliflower. Dinner is salmon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by prld2gr8ns View Post
    Your body knows whats good for it and it lets you know.
    Mcdonalds tastes good as a muthafuqa while you are eating it, but you feel like shyt the remainder of the day and may end up on the toilet for longer than usual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WARBIRDWS6

    Mcdonalds tastes good as a muthafuqa while you are eating it, but you feel like shyt the remainder of the day and may end up on the toilet for longer than usual.
    U use recompadrol u Bítch, recompadrol fixes all!
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    Quote Originally Posted by prld2gr8ns

    Your body knows whats good for it and it lets you know.
    I let that toilet know and a few co workers know.

    Call it a blessing lmao....
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    Quote Originally Posted by AaronJP1 View Post
    U use recompadrol u Bítch, recompadrol fixes all!
    I will now, I didn't know what the "in thing" was for that purpose nowadays....back in the day it was r-ALA....not sure if that is still en vogue....

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    Quote Originally Posted by WARBIRDWS6

    I will now, I didn't know what the "in thing" was for that purpose nowadays....back in the day it was r-ALA....not sure if that is still en vogue....
    Lol
    wanted to phuck those girls.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AaronJP1 View Post
    Lol
    wanted to phuck those girls.
    oh yeah forgot about that group

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    Carls Jr is superior ----mcdeezys just doesnt pack the flame broiled quality....

    I wish Carls would sponsor me for 1 meal a day in off-season. 8-10 bucks for a fast food meal is not cheap like it was years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattPorter View Post
    Carls Jr is superior ----mcdeezys just doesnt pack the flame broiled quality....

    I wish Carls would sponsor me for 1 meal a day in off-season. 8-10 bucks for a fast food meal is not cheap like it was years ago.

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    for real...I went to arby's today (cheat day) and got a damn large roast beef and large fries with side of cheddar sauce....got-damn 9 bucks. Things ain't what they used to be. I think its the internet and the drugs fault, maybe even the "kids today's" fault.........hey, tell mcdonalds you'll sport the golden arches M logo on your trunks next time if they give you a one day free pass per week to the local MAC-donalds

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    Quote Originally Posted by WARBIRDWS6 View Post
    for real...I went to arby's today (cheat day) and got a damn large roast beef and large fries with side of cheddar sauce....got-damn 9 bucks. Things ain't what they used to be. I think its the internet and the drugs fault, maybe even the "kids today's" fault.........hey, tell mcdonalds you'll sport the golden arches M logo on your trunks next time if they give you a one day free pass per week to the local MAC-donalds
    McDonalds just seems worse than the others --- I have no proof, but I have seen all the pictures of 2 yr old meals still intact and not rotten which is unappealing...

    Never seen that done with other fast food meals --- but that just repulses me.

    I'd rock the yellow Carls Star all over the place though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattPorter

    McDonalds just seems worse than the others --- I have no proof, but I have seen all the pictures of 2 yr old meals still intact and not rotten which is unappealing...

    Never seen that done with other fast food meals --- but that just repulses me.

    I'd rock the yellow Carls Star all over the place though.

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    I'm going to google those pictures....

    Hell now I know if I ever go to space or a deserted island to bring 2 trash bags full of mcdonalds haha
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    Did this thread really go from tilapia to fast food?
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    Quote Originally Posted by OrganicShadow View Post
    Did this thread really go from tilapia to fast food?
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